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[movies]Aron Gonshor 15Dec2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Aron Gonshor was interviewed at the Montreal Jewish Public Library on December 15, 2011. Aron is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, and an actor with Montreal's Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre. He was born in Poland after the second world war, and his family immigrated to Montreal in 1948, after Canada's immigration policy became more liberal. In this interview, Aron describes growing up in Montreal's flourishing Yiddish-speaking community...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish revival and activism; Yiddish scene; Immigration; Migration; Theater; Music; Literature; Books; Eastern Europe; Canada; Aron Gonshor; Montreal; Dora Wasserman Theater; Jewish Public Library
Downloads: 125
[movies]Kate Potter 20January2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Kate Potter was interviewed by Pauline Katz on January 20, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center. Kate’s interview focuses on her time at the Yiddish Book Center for the January term class. Originally from Southern California, Kate now lives in Massachusetts and studies English literature at Mount Holyoke. As a five-college student, Kate became interested in the Yiddish Book Center Jan-term class because of her interest in museum work...
Keywords: Kate Potter; Books; Yiddish learning; Literature; Theater; Yiddish Book Center; Kibbutz; Yiddish language; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; 1890s; periodicals; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 42
[movies]Helen Yelen 8July2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Helen is Lesley (the oral historian's) great-aunt. She is 94 years old. She was born in 1917 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Her mother was quite sick throughout most of Helen's life; she had tuberculosis and Helen and her siblings spent some time living with their grandfathers and other relatives. This was how Helen learned to understand Yiddish. Her parents didn't speak it at home, but her grandfathers and other relatives did...
Keywords: Helen Yelen; Williamsburg; Brooklyn; Brownsville; Spring Valley; Bellerose; Queens; Niagara Falls; Toronto; Israel; Ethel Rosenberg; B'nai Brith; Anti-Defamation League; United Jewish Appeal; Brooklyn Museum; Davenport Theater; Ambassador Movie Theater; The Chocolate Shop; E. J. Korvette; American league Against War and Fascism; Orthodox; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Music; Career and Professional Life; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; United States; Politics and political movements; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Jewish community; Urban; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 54
[movies]Shimon Alperovitch 31July2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Shimon Alperowitch z"l, head of the Jewish community in Vilna (Vilnius) and Lithuania, was interviewed by oral historian Christa Whitney, in Vilna, on 31/7/2012. The shrayber is Sara Davolt. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. Shimon Alperowitch was born in Vilna (Vilnius) in 1928, during the Polish occupation of Lita. His mother came from a prominent Jewish family in Lita (Lithuania) called Strashun...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Childhood; Family history; stories about ancestors; Yiddish language; Other languages; Eastern Europe; Jewish education; Holocaust; Jewish Identity; Yiddish speaker; Hebrew; Theater; Literature; Jewish community; World War Two; Soviet Union; Transmission; Anti-Semitism; Urban; Synagogue; shul; temple; Shimon Alperovitch; Lithuania; Vilnius; Vilna; Vilne; Kovno; Lithuanian; Polish; Russian; Strashun Library; Yiddish Folks Theater; Lithuania Culture Congress; Sholem Aleichem School; Sholem Aleichem; Chaim Grade; Avrom Sutzkever; Abraham Sutzkever; Lithuanian Jewish Community
Downloads: 65
[movies]Mitchell Waife 14March2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Mitchell Waife, grandson of Yiddish author and playwright Sholem Aleichem, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 14, 2013 in Lantana, Florida. Mitchell grew up in the Brighton Beach neighborhood of Brooklyn. Although his parents never taught him Yiddish or Russian, he was lucky to learn all about his famous grandfather from the late writer's widow, Mitchell's grandmother Olga, who lived with them...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Yiddish language; Immigration; Migration; Theater; Literature; Eastern Europe; United States; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; children/grandchildren of (Yiddish personalities); Urban; Travel; Mitchell Waife; New York City; NYC; Brighton Beach; Sholem Aleichem; Olga Loyev Rabinovitz; Sholem Rabinovich; Russian
Downloads: 36
[movies]Malca Sussman Hubner 15December2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Lily)
Malca Sussman Hubner was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 15, 2011 in Montreal. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Malc Sussman Hubner Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Montreal, Canada, December 15, 2011. Video recording, http://archive.org/details/MalcaSussmanHubner15december2011YiddishBookCenter ( [date accessed] )
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Childhood; Yiddish language; Immigration; Migration; Theater; Music; Literature; Books; Jewish holidays; Canada; Family history; stories about ancestors; Eastern Europe; Pesakh; Passover; Transmission; Advice; Malca Sussman Hubner; Jewish Public Library; recordings; Montreal; Ukraine; Waverly; Fairmount; Dora Wasserman; Sholem Aleichem
Downloads: 26
[movies]Debra Caplan 19December2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)
Debra Caplan was interviewed on December 19, 2011 by Christa Whitney at the Association for Jewish Studies Conference in Washington, D.C.
Keywords: Advice; Other languages; Yiddish language; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Yiddish Book Center; Theater; Family history; stories about ancestors; Books; Yiddish learning; Israel; Soviet Union; Eastern Europe; Transmission; Yiddish revival and activism; Debra Caplan; Pennsylvania; Amherst MA; Cambridge MA; Hampshire College; Harvard University; Zev Kaplan; New Jersey; Birobidzhan; Vilna; Vilnius; Vilne
Downloads: 22
[movies]Chana Mlotek 15Aug2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Chana Mlotek, renowned musicologist and folklorist specializing in Yiddish music, theatre, and poetry, was interviewed by Hankus Netsky on August 15, 2011 at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in New York City. Born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1922, Eleanor “Chana” Gordon and her older sister Malka grew up in the Sholem Aleichem Amalgamated Homes in the Bronx where they were immersed in Yiddish language and culture...
Keywords: Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish revival and activism; Yiddish speaker; Yiddish scene; song; singing; Music; Theater; Literature; Books; Newspapers; Career and Professional Life; Jewish professions; Summer camp; Chana Mlotek; YIVO; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 177
[movies]Anthony Russell 9Jan2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (EliseK)
Anthony Russell was interviewed by Christa Whitney on January 9, 2013 in Oakland, California. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story. To cite this interview: Anthony Russell Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Oakland, California, January 9, 2013. Video recording, https://archive.org/details/AnthonyRussell9Jan2013YiddishBookCenter ( [date accessed] )
Keywords: National Yiddish Book Center, Anthony Russell; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish. advice; childhood; jewish identity; yiddish language; hebrew; theater; music; literature; career; professional life; education; religion; ritual; yan kippur; high holidays; United States; Canada; KlezKanada; roots; heritage; anti-semitism; urban; travel; YIVO; singing; song; Yiddish autsong; opera; public library
Downloads: 23
[movies]Inessa Slootskin 8July2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Inessa Slootskin, retired environmental protection engineer, was interviewed by Agnieszka Ilwicka on July 8, 2013 in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Inessa Slootskin Oral History Interview, interviewed by Agnieszka Ilwicka, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, July 8, 2013...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Immigration; Migration; Theater; Music; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; Education; Israel; Eastern Europe; United States; Politics and political movements; Transmission; Anti-Semitism; Rural; Urban; Travel
Downloads: 9
[movies]Henry Slucki 15January2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Henry Slucki, child survivor of the Holocaust, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on January 15, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Henry was born in Paris and later escaped on a boat with other Jewish children from Portugal. He began to learn Yiddish in the United States when he stayed with a great aunt and uncle while his parents waited for entry visas from Cuba. Henry moved to Los Angeles in 1949 and has been involved in local Yiddish circles ever since...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; Theater; Dance; Literature; Scholarship; Academia; Holocaust; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; United States; Latin America; Summer camp; Food and culinary traditions; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Urban; Travel; World War Two; Other languages; shabbat; shabbes; sabbath; Career and Professional Life; Henry Slucki; Paris; France; Barcelona; Spain; Montauban; New York City; Cuba; California; Los Angeles; Itzik Manger; Sholem Community Organization; Child Survivors of the Holocaust Organization; Yiddishkayt LA; California Institute of Yiddish Language and Culture; Camp Kinderland; Yidish Kinder Teater; Yiddish Children's Theater; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; 2000s; Communism; Communist Party; Hitler-Stalin Pact; Spanish; French; Secular; Veltlekh; Doikayt; Esperanto
Downloads: 31
[movies]Herman Rotenberg 14May2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Herman Rotenberg was interviewed by Christa Whitney on May 14, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Herman Rotenberg Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, May 14, 2012...
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Family history and stories; Jewish identity; Coming back to Yiddish stories; Theater; Music; Film; Press/Radio; Literature; Career and professional life; Holocaust; Education; Religion and Ritual; United States; Politics and political movements; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community; Urban; Herman Rotenberg; 47th avenue; Hungary; Austrio-Hungary; 50s; 60s; Orthodox; Diamond District; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 16
[movies]Frank London 8August2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Frank London’s interview begins with an interesting dive into his familial heritage. Frank weaves through the half finished stories he’s picked up in his lifetime, and deduces that as far as he knows, he’s at least third generation American on both sides of his family. Though little of his family’s geographical history is known to him, Frank tells numerous stories of his family’s reputation as they moved in and around New York City and Connecticut...
Keywords: Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish revival and activism; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Visual Arts; Theater; Music; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Education; United States; Politics and political movements; Food and culinary traditions; Roots/heritage; Travel; Assimilation; NYC; Hankus Netsky; I.L. Peretz; Itzak Manger; Klezmatics; Frank Londons (Klezmer) Brass All-Stars; Klezmer Conservatory Band; New England Conservatory; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
Downloads: 27
[movies]Michael Yashinsky 5June2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Michael Yashinsky, stage director, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on June 5, 2013 in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To Cite this Interview: Michael Yashinsky Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Yiddish Book Center, Karmazin Recording Studio, June 5, 2013...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Other languages; Theater; Film; Literature; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; United States; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Travel; Vienna; Germany; England; Detroit; Michigan; Ruth Wisse; I.J. Singer; Harvard University; German; Di Brider Ashkenazi; The Brothers Ashkenazi; Ladino
Downloads: 10
[movies]Ghita Wolpowitz 22April2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)
Ghita Wolpowitz, a Lithuanian Jew who grew up in Zimbabwe, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on April 22, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Ghita Wolpowitz Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, April 22, 2012...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Coming back to Yiddish; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Theater; Dance; Jewish professions; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Zionism; Eastern Europe; Africa; Bulowayo; Rhodesia; Zimbabwe; South Africa; Korne (Kaunos); Habonim; 30s; 40s; 50s; 60s; conservadox; conservative; orthodox
Downloads: 14
[movies]Allen Katz 7August2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Allen Katz, former student at the Yiddish Folk Shule in the Wynnefield neighborhood of Philadelphia, was interviewed by Dorothy Goldstone on August 7, 2013 at the Yiddish Book Center. Allen was born in Philadelphia to parents from Ukraine and Romania. His first exposure to Yiddish came from his grandmother, who lived with them and spoke only Yiddish in the home. Later, Allen's mother insisted that he attend the Wynnefield Folk Shule so that he could learn formal Yiddish grammar...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Theater; song; singing; Radio; Literature; Books; Poetry; Holocaust; World War Two; Education; Jewish education; Religion and ritual; Rosh Hashanah; Eastern Europe; Yiddish personalities; Jewish community; Shtetl; Allen Katz; Wingdale; West Philadelphia; Arbetter Ring; Folkschule; 1940's; cultural Jew
Downloads: 33
[movies]Alec Burko 12March2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Alec Burko, a graduate student and staff member at the Yiddish Forverts, was interviewed by Jordan Kutzik on March 12, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Alec Burko Oral History Interview, interviewed by Jordan Kutzik, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, March 12, 20...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Film; Israel; Newspapers; Press; Religion and ritual; Secular; Secularism; Non-religious; Theater; Radio; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Yiddish scene; Hebrew; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Eastern Europe; United States; Roots/heritage; Travel; Alec Burko; Leyzer Burko; New York City; Yiddish Forverts; Yugntruf; Yidish-vokh; Yiddishist; Yiddishism; Jewish Theological Seminary; Hassidism; Folksbiene; WEVD; Nahum Stutchkoff; German
Downloads: 56
[movies]Amanda Lundquist 02Sep2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Amanda Lundquist was interviewed by Christa Whitney on September 2, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Amanda Lundquist Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, September 2, 2011...
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Childhood; Other languages; Family history; stories about ancestors; Jewish education; Education; song; singing; Jewish Identity; Zionism; Politics and political movements; Israel; Yiddish language; Jewish holidays; Channukah; Khanukah; Channuka; Khanike Food and culinary traditions; Western Europe; Eastern Europe; Theater; Music; Klezmer; Yiddish Book Center; Holocaust; Amanda Lundquist; Florida; Newton MA; Noam Chomsky; Hampshire College; Jewish Anti-Zionism; Arabic; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 35
[movies]Diane Cypkin 8August2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Diane Cypkin, a performer and professor of Media, Communications, and Visual Arts at Pace University, was interviewed by Mark Gerstein on August 8, 2013, at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. Diane describes her parents’ lives in Lithuania and the vibrancy of pre-war Jewish life in Kovno (modern-day Kaunas). When the Soviets invaded Lithuania as part of their agreement with Nazi Germany, Diane’s father, a manufacturer of children’s clothing, conspired with his own workers t...
Keywords: Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish revival and activism; Yiddish scene; Immigration; Migration; Theater; Music; song; singing; Scholarship; Academia; Holocaust; World War Two; Old Country; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; Transmission; Anti-Semitism; Yiddish personalities; Urban; Shtetl; Kovno; Lithuania; 1940s; 1950s; 1960s; 1970s; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 33
[movies]Moishe Dolman 10July2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Yoshi)
Moishe Dolman was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 10, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Moishe Dolman Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, July 10, 2012...
Keywords: Moishe Dolman; Canada; Montreal; Yidishe Folks Shule; Jewish People's School; 1960s; Montreal Jewish Public Library; Etgar Keret; Leftist Politics; Jacob Glatstein; Jewish Socialist Group; Translator; Translation; Immigration; Migration; Eastern Europe; Canada; Jewish community; Education; Jewish education; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Jewish Identity; Books; Newspapers; Yom Kippor; Yom Kippur; shabbat; shabbes; sabbath; Politics and political movements; Childhood; Theater; Klezmer; Israel; Music; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Yiddish revival and activism; Career and Professional Life; Urban
Downloads: 77
[movies]Miriam Bienstock 17nov2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Miriam Bienstock, co-founder of the record label Atlantic Records, grew up in Brooklyn, NY. She often frequented the Yiddish theatre, and Yiddishkeyt was an integral part of her childhood experience. Miriam reflects on the difficulties of being a female executive in the 40s and 50s, and tells stories of the celebrities she was friends with over her lifetime. Finally, Miriam shares her observations on how Jewish culture has changed over her lifetime...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; Advice; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Music; Theater; Dance; Radio; Literature; Poetry; Career and Professional Life; World War Two; Education; Jewish holidays; Israel; Western Europe; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Urban; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Travel; Atlantic Records; Elvis Presley; Isadore Duncan
Downloads: 111
[movies]Leo Weitzman 13July2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Yoshi)
Leo Weitzman was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 13, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Leo Weitzman Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Applebaum-Driker Theater, July 13, 2011...
Keywords: Leo Weitzman; Germany; New York City; NYC; DP Camps; Displaced Persons Camps; Siberia; Poland; Warsaw; Munich; Warsaw Jewish Choir; 1950s; Western Europe; United States; Immigration; Migration; Childhood; Family history; stories about ancestors; Eastern Europe; Holocaust; Yiddish speaker; World War Two; Newspapers; Music; Theater; song; singing; Purim; Yiddish language; Other languages; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 22
[movies]David Mazower 28march2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
David Mazower is the great-grandson of acclaimed Yiddish author and playwright Sholem Asch. Mazower, who was raised and still lives in England, tells of his own background and encounters with Yiddish alongside stories of his great grandfather. Interestingly, on both sides of his family Mazower has strong Yiddish ties. His great grandfather on his father’s side, Max Mazower, was a Bundist active in Vilna at the turn of the 20th Century...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; National Yiddish Book Center; books; Yiddish culture: theatre; Yiddish personalities; Yiddish language; old country; Holocaust; family history and stories; childhood; Jewish identity; Yiddish learning; theater; literature; ethnography; scholarship; education; religion and ritual; Israel; Eastern Europe; Feminism; United States; transmission; roots/heritage; children/grandchildren of; urban; shtetl; Kutno; Poland; London; England; Abraham Cahan; Marc Chagall; God of Vengeance; Yiddish Translation; gender
Downloads: 407
[movies]Alex Lauterbach 14Feb2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Alex Lauterbach, retired chemist, was interviewed by Agnieszka Ilwicka on February 14, 2013 in Encino, California. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Alex Lauterbach Oral History Interview, interviewed by Agnieszka Ilwicka, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Encino, CA, February 14, 2013...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Alex Lauterbach; Poland; Family history; stories about ancestors; Jewish Identity; shabbat; shabbes; sabbath; Pesakh; Passover; Purim; Channukah; Khanukah; Channuka; Khanike; Hannukah; Yom Kippor; Yom Kippur; Rosh Hashanah; Jewish holidays; Old Country; Eastern Europe; Politics and political movements; Jewish education; Theater; Visual Arts; Other languages; Literature; Books; America; World War Two; Education; Israel; Zionism; Holocaust; United States
Downloads: 5
[movies]Selma Gordon 12July2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Selma Gordon was born in 1918 in New Jersey and lived in New York. Her mother was from an orthodox family and was quite religious; her father was a free-thinker and was not interested in the religious traditions. He had a desire for her to learn not only to speak but to read and write Yiddish, so he sent her to a Yiddish shule. She had a rich cultural life - music, theater, film, art - both Yiddish and secular...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history; stories about ancestors; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Other languages; Hebrew; Visual Arts; Theater; Music; Film; Radio; Literature; Poetry; Holocaust; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Zionism; United States; Youth group; Summer camp; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Urban; Selma Gordon; Lodz; Manhattan; Brooklyn; Bronx; Hashomer Hatzair; 1918-1928; present; Hashomer Hatzair; Zionism; Orthodox; Reform; Conservative Judaism
Downloads: 8
[movies]Daniel Kahn 24August2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Daniel Kahn grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. Daniel's mother was born in Detroit, Michigan, and his father was born in Akron, Ohio. Daniel's four grandparents lived in many different hubs across the nation including the Lower East Side, Wisconsin, and Ohio. Though a self proclaimed American, Daniel reflects on his mother's family's Galician past, and how his father's family left Austria-Hungary for England before immigrating to the United States...
Keywords: Detroit; New Orleans; Berlin; Moscow; Krakow; Bund; Union organizing; Reform; German; Psoy Kordenko; Advice; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; and place; Theater; Music; Poetry; Career and Professional Life; Zionism; Eastern Europe; Canada; United States; Politics and political movements; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Travel; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish
Downloads: 126
[movies]Dorothy Goldstone 10Oct2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Dorothy Goldstone, a writer and Yiddish Book Center volunteer, was interviewed by Bina Addes on October 10, 2012 in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Dorothy Goldstone Oral History Interview, interviewed by Bina Addes, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, October 10, 2012...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Theater; Dance; Klezmer; Press; Radio; Holocaust; Education; Jewish holidays; Israel; Feminism; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community; Assimilation; New York; New York City; NYC; Northampton MA; Massachusetts; Professor Yerushalmi; Prof. Yerushalmi; Harvard University; 1960s; Civil Rights; Jewish Renewal; Congregation B'nai Israel; Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation; Dorothy Goldstone
[movies]Moishe Rosenfeld 13June2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Moishe Rosenfeld, founder of Golden Land Concerts & Connections, a New York City-based booking agency for Jewish performing arts, was interviewed by Hankus Netsky on June 13, 2012 in New York, New York. Moishe grew up in Montreal. His mother, Sara Rosenfeld, was an important Yiddish cultural organizer there. He has worked in Yiddish theater and film for much of his life. Following a minor acting stint, he worked with his cousin Zalman Mlotek co-producing Yiddish events, including the play "The G...
Keywords: Family history; stories about ancestors; Yiddish language; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Theater; Music; Film; Press; Radio; Career and Professional Life; United States; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Canada; Summer camp; Jewish education; Urban; Klezmer; Childhood; Yiddish speaker; Moishe Rosenfeld; Montreal; New York City; Dora Wasserman; WEVD; Camp Hemshekh; Folksbiene; Yosl Mlotek; Bund; Workmen's Circle; Arbeter Ring; Zalmen Mlotek; Sholom Secunda; Ida Kaminska; Berta Gersten; Jacob Ben-Ami; Joseph Buloff; Woody Allen; Meryl Streep; Crossing Delancey; Molly Picon; New York Yiddish Film Festival; Itzhak Perlman; Seymour Rexite; Jacques Levy; Forverts; Yiddish Forward; Sara Rosenfeld; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 14
[movies]Eva Raby 10July2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)
Eva Raby, former director of the Montreal Jewish Public Library, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 10, 2012, in Montreal, Canada. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Eva Raby Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Montreal, Canada, July 10, 2012...
Keywords: Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Coming back to Yiddish; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Theater; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Education; Religion and ritual; Hebrew; Canada; Yiddish personalities; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Urban; Yiddish scene; Yiddish speaker; song; singing; Jewish education; Eastern Europe; Eva Raby; Russian; Montreal; Vilna; Vilne; Vilnius; Bialystock; Rachel Korn; Avrom Reisen; Avrom Sutskever; Montreal Jewish Public Library; Yidishe folks shuln; Jewish People's Schools; Labor Zionism; YIVO; Isaac Bashevis Singer; Katshorginsky; Lenin; Trotsky; Publishing; Ruth Wisse; Aaron Lansky; Yiddish Talking Books; Kinder Klangen; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 15
[movies]Lois Graber 28April2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Lois Graber, proud grandmother of 6, spoke about the great importance of transmission of Judaism to her children and grandchildren. She detailed her family background as well as that of her husband, a Holocaust survivor. Lois fondly recalled many stories of her family, including her motherâs familyâs involvement with the Yiddish theater in the Bronx. She especially lights up when recounting tales about her in-laws speaking Yiddish, and her mother in law calling her a treasure...
Keywords: Advice; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Immigration; Migration; and place; Other Jewish languages; Theater; Holocaust; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Zionism; Soviet Union; United States; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; children/grandchildren of (Yiddish personalities); Travel; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Music; Sharon; MA; Bronx; NY; Hadassah; 1950s; 1980s; Young Men's Hebrew Association (YMHA); Young Women's Hebrew Association (YWHA); Russia; Catskills; Dudu Fisher; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 45
[movies]Anita Barlow 10October2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)
Anita Barlow was interviewed by Christa Whitney on October 10, 2013, in Edmond, Oklahoma. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Anita Barlow Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Edmond, Oklahoma, October 10, 2013...
Keywords: Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Coming back to Yiddish; Yiddish scene; Yiddish speaker; Immigration; Migration; Theater; song; singing; Literature; Books; Newspapers; Holocaust; World War Two; Education; Religion and ritual; Secular; Secularism; Non-religious; Synagogue; shul; temple; Soviet Union; United States; Western Europe; Eastern Europe; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Urban; Rural; Jewish community; Kazakhstan; Paris; France; Oklahoma City; Oklahoma; HIAS; Forverts; Jewish Daily Forward; 1940s; 1950s; 2010s; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 15
[movies]Iosif Lakhman 30October2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Iosif Lakhman was interviewed on October 30, 2013 by Aaron Lansky in Brighton, Massachusetts. This interview is conducted in Yiddish. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Iosif Lakhman Oral History Interview, interviewed by Aaron Lansky, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Brighton, Massachusetts, August 8, 2013...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history; stories about ancestors; Eastern Europe; Simchat Torah; Simkhas torah; Pesakh; Passover; Channukah; Khanukah; Channuka; Khanike; Hannukah; Jewish education; Soviet Union; Holocaust; World War Two; Education; Jewish holidays; Theater; Newspapers; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish speaker; Yiddish scene; Yiddish language; Childhood; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Old Country; Press; Synagogue; shul; temple; United States; Shtetl; Iosif Lakhman; Ukraine; Dunaivitsi; Dinovitz; Itzik Feffer; Kaddish; Ukrainian; Russian; Yiddish Forverts; Memoirs; Army; Moscow; Boston; Peretz Markish; Golda Meir; Army; Military
Downloads: 35
[movies]Paul Berg 26Jul2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Paul Berg was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 26, 2012 in Vilnius, Lithuania. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Paul Berg Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Vilnius, Lithuania, July 26, 2012. Video recording, http://archive.org/details/PaulBerg26jul2012YiddishBookCenter ( [date accessed] )
Keywords: Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Coming back to Yiddish; Theater; Press; Radio; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; United States; Latin America; Yiddish Book Center; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Urban; Travel; Love/Relationships; Yiddish speaker; Bronx; New York City; New York; NY; NYC; Vilna; Vilne; Vilnius; San Diego; Mexico; Paul Berg; Michigan; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 51
[movies]Mindle Crystel Gross 13March2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Mindle Crystel Gross, native speaker and translator of Yiddish, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 13, 2013 in Boca Raton, Florida. Mindle grew up in Brooklyn in what she calls an "observant, but not religious" household. Her parents were both amateur Yiddish poets and transmitted their passion for the language to their daughter by speaking Yiddish exclusively in the home. Mindle also received instruction in Yiddish language and culture in the Sholem Aleichem shule system, which she was...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Coming back to Yiddish; Theater; Music; Poetry; Career and Professional Life; Jewish professions; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Youth group; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; children/grandchildren of (Yiddish personalities); Jewish community; Urban; Travel; Mindle; Crystel Gross; Bronx; New York City; NYC; Boynton Beach; Florida; Long Island; Avrom Reyzn; Arbeter Ring; Workmen's Circle; 1950s; 1960s; 1990s; 2000s; Translation
Downloads: 20
[movies]Fania Brantsovsky 27July2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Fania Brantsovsky, former Jewish partisan during World War Two and librarian of the Vilnius Yiddish Institute, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 27, 2012 at the Vilnius Yiddish Institute in Vilnius, Lithuania. This interview is conducted entirely in Yiddish. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Fania Brantsovsky Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wex...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Coming back to Yiddish; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Theater; Literature; Poetry; Ethnography; Career and Professional Life; Jewish professions; Holocaust; Education; Israel; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; United States; Politics and political movements; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community; Urban; Vilna; Vilnius; Vilne; Lithuania; Lithuanian; Avram Sutskever; Dovid Katz; Vilnius Yiddish Institute; Communism; Hebrew; Russian; Polish; Jewish Partisan; Fania Brantsovsky; Ilya Ehrenburg
Downloads: 103
[movies]Adrienne Cooper 28dec2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Adrienne Cooper, world-renowned Yiddish singer and educator, was interviewed on December 28, 2010 at KlezKamp, in the Catskills of New York. In her interview, Adrienne talks about coming from a long line of singers. Her mother was a Yiddish and Hebrew singer, and she says that Yiddish was in her ear from the time she was born. Adrienne grew up in Oakland, California. She describes her family as “not frum,” although they kept kosher at home, and observed Shabbat...
Keywords: Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Immigration; Migration; and place; Theater; Music; Poetry; Ethnography; Career and Professional Life; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; United States; Politics and political movements; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Travel; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 301
[movies]Shulamis Levin Friedman 12March2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Shulamis Levin Friedman was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 12, 2013 in Boca Raton, Florida. This interview is in Yiddish and English. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Shulamis Levin Friedman Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Boca Raton, Florida, March 12, 2013...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Coming back to Yiddish; Theater; Music; Film; Literature; Poetry; Career and Professional Life; Education; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Eastern Europe; United States; Politics and political movements; Summer camp; Transmission; Roots/heritage; children/grandchildren of (Yiddish personalities); Assimilation; Shulamis Levin Friedman; King's Point; Long Island; New York; Veltlekh; Secular; Translation; Leyenkrayz
Downloads: 12
[movies]Avia Moore 14Dec2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Lily)
Avia Moore was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 14, 2011 in Montreal, Canada. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Avia Moore Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Montreal, Canada, December 14, 2011. Video recording, http://archive.org/details/AviaMoore14dec2011YiddishBookCenter ( [date accessed] )
Keywords: Advice; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Other Jewish languages; Visual Arts; Theater; Dance; Music; Poetry; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Education; Religion and ritual; Israel; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; Canada; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Travel; Yiddish language; Other languages; Scholarship; Academia; Transmission; Russia; Vancouver; England; Weimar; Jeffrey Shandler; KlezKanada; 2000s; Bund; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 48
[movies]Herb Molin 06Jul2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Herbert (Herb) Molin, a former lawyer for the City of New York and a staunch believer in the importance of Yiddishkeit, was interviewed by Jordan Kutzik on July 6, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. Herb’s mother was from Ukraine and his father was from Poland. Both were born into religious families but discarded religion and adopted secular Yiddishkeit, which Herb still strongly espouses...
Keywords: Immigration; Migration; Childhood; Family history; stories about ancestors; Eastern Europe; Newspapers; Politics and political movements; Books; Jewish education; Education; Summer camp; World War Two; Anti-Semitism; Israel; Hebrew; Yiddish language; Yiddish speaker; song; singing; Theater; Urban; United States; Advice; Career and Professional Life; Herb Molin; IWO; International Workers Order; Freiheit; Der Tog; Sholem Aleichem; IWO Shule; Great Depression; Camp Kinderland; Progressive Party; Henry Wallace; 1930s; 1940s; Father Charles Coughlin; Vito Marcantonio; Queens College; New York City; Astoria; NYC; Barack Obama; Peekskill; Paul Robeson; 1950s; 1960s; Bar Mitzvah; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 46
[movies]Sophia Wise 21January2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Sophia Wise speaks about her family background. As a child her mother sang Tumbalalaika, which she didn't realize was Yiddish until she took the January term Yiddish course at the Book Center. She speaks about her great-grandfather's Yiddish letters, which she hopes to be able to read. Sophia then goes into detail about growing up as a Jew in Orlando, Florida and her family's involvement in the Jewish community...
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Childhood; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish learning; Other Jewish languages; Theater; Music; Holocaust; Religion and ritual; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Youth group; Summer camp; Food and culinary traditions; Roots/heritage; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Orlando; Florida; Tess Wise; Holocaust Memorial Resource Education Center of Florida; USY; Kadima; United Synagogue Youth; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
Downloads: 767
[movies]Henry Dunow 5June2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Henry Dunow, literary agent and son of Yiddish writer Moyshe Dluznowsky, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on June 5, 2013 in Amherst, MA. Henry is the son of Yiddish winter (novelist, journalist, playwright) Moyshe Dluznowsky. In this interview, he spoke of his father; his history, personality, writing, physical appearance and how he was as a father. Our conversation often referenced parts of Henry's book The Way Home...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Coming back to Yiddish; Theater; Press; Radio; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Pesakh; Passover; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; United States; Transmission; Roots/heritage; children/grandchildren of Yiddish personalities; Beyond the Books; Urban; Assimilation; Travel; Tomashov; Poland; Paris; France; Morocco; North Africa; Emmanuel Mane-Katz; Chaim Grade; Maurice Schwartz; Moshe Dluznowsky; Yiddish Daily Forward; Forverts; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; 1960s; secularism; Sephardic Jews; sephardi culture; French-Jewish culture; Vietnam war; parenting; father-son relations
Downloads: 13
[movies]Joel Berkowitz 17Dec2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Joel Berkowitz, Professor of Hebrew Studies at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, was interviewed by Jessica Parker on December 17, 2012 at AJS 2012 in Chicago, IL. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Joel Berkowitz Oral History Interview, interviewed by Jessica Parker, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, AJS 2012 Chicago, December 17, 2012...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Coming back to Yiddish; Immigration; Migration; Hebrew; Theater; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Holocaust; Education; Israel; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Joel Berkowitz; Soviet Union; Philadelphia; Austria; Hungary; Dov Ber Kerler; Sheva Zucker; Pesakh Fishman; Marvin Carlson; Dan Gerald; Harry Carlson; Columbia University; Oxford; Indiana University
Downloads: 17
[movies]David Slucki 16Dec2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
David Slucki, Professor of Jewish Studies at Austraila's Monash University, was interviewed by Jessica Parker on December 16, 2012 at AJS 2012 in Chicago, IL. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: David Slucki Oral History Interview, interviewed by Jessica Parker, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, AJS 2012 Chicago, December 16, 2012...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Family history and stories; childhood; Jewish identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Immigration; migration; place; Theater; Music; Literature; Career and professional life; Scholarship; Holocaust; Education; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; United States; Politics and political movements; Youth group; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Melbourne; Sydney; Australia; New York; Sholem Aleichem; Peretz; Sholem Aleichem College; SKIF; Tel Aviv University Summer Program; Late 1800s-present; The Bund; Zionism; anti-Zionism; Yiddishists; Socialism; Secularism; Public history
Downloads: 20
[movies]Leonard Nimoy 15Oct2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa Whitney)
Leonard Nimoy - Jewish actor most well-known for his role as Spock on in the Star Trek science fiction series - was interviewed by Christa Whitney in Los Angeles, California on October 15, 2013.  Parts of this interview are in Yiddish, subtitled in English.To see produced shorts based on this interview, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/Leonard-Nimoy. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story...
Keywords: Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Coming back to Yiddish; Yiddish speaker; Visual Arts; Theater; Music; song; singing; Press; Newspapers; Holocaust; World War Two; Education; Synagogue; shul; temple; Old Country; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; United States; Roots/heritage; Yiddish personalities; Jewish community; West End; Boston; Massachusetts; Los Angeles; California; Russia; Ukraine; Maurice Schwartz; Janet Hadda; 1930s; 19940s; 1950s; 1960s; 1970s; 1980s; 1990s; 2000s; orthodox; Star Trek; Spock; Vulcan; science fiction
Downloads: 480
[movies]Rose Bergman 10Aug2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Lily)
Rose Bergman was interviewed by Mark Gerstein on August 10, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center. Rose, a former teacher, recounts growing up in Poland after the Holocaust, her years in Israel, and finally her immigration to and life in the United States. Rose describes how both her parents fled the Nazi advance into Poland by escaping into the Soviet Union, where they struggled to survive. She recounts how after the war her parents returned to Poland, taking up residency in Lodz - where Rose was bor...
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Immigration; Migration; Holocaust; Israel; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; Yiddish Book Center; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; World War Two; Urban; Theater; Radio; Other languages; Hebrew; Career and Professional Life; Education; Rose Bergman; 1940s; Poland; Ringelblum Archives; Lodz; Yad Vashem; New York City; NYC; Ellis Island; Dallas TX; John F. Kennedy; Six Day War; Bronx; Hunter College; Columbia University; Aaron Lansky; Outwitting History; YIVO; Curses; Never Forget To Lie; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 85
[movies]Helen Kurzban 12March2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Helen Kurzban, a former teacher and administrator in the New York City public schools, was interviewed on March 12, 2013 by Mark Gerstein in Boca Raton, Florida. Helen shared memories of her parents’ immigration to the United States. Helen’s parents both came from Brest-Litovsk in Russia. Helen’s grandfather immigrated first to the U.S. and it was not until 1920 that he was able to bring the rest of his immediate family over to the U.S...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Coming back to Yiddish; Immigration; Migration; Theater; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; Education; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Feminism; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; United States; Politics and political movements; Summer camp; Food and culinary traditions; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Assimilation; Helen Kurzban; Sholem Aleichem; International Workers Order; IWO; 1920s; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; 1960s; 1970s; 1980s; 1990; 2000s
Downloads: 11
[movies]Milly Guberman Kravetz 12Mar2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Milly Guberman Kravetz was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 12, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Milly Guberman Kravetz Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, March 12, 2012...
Keywords: Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; Hebrew; Theater; Film; Press; Radio; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Jewish professions; Education; Religion and ritual; Jewish holidays; Family traditions; Eastern Europe; United States; Politics and political movements; Youth group; Summer camp; Food and culinary traditions; Roots/heritage; children/grandchildren of (Yiddish personalities); Mildred Guberman Kravetz; Sholem Aleichem; Hillel; Social Work; Labor Zionism; Suburban; Malden MA; Boston; Workmen's Circle; Arbeter Ring; 1930s; 1940s; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 37
[movies]Anna Sheldon 12March2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Anna Sheldon was interviewed by Jessica Parker on March 12, 2013 in Boca Raton, Florida. Anna was born in Warsaw to naturalized American parents and returned to the United States with them shortly after. She describes spending the first few years of her life in New York, where she attended Yiddish shules. In fact, Yiddish was her first language, a fact which she says has set her apart from her peers who grew up going to Hebrew school...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Immigration; Migration; Hebrew; Theater; Music; Press; Radio; Career and Professional Life; Jewish professions; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; United States; Canada; Yiddish Book Center; Summer camp; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community; Travel; Anna Sheldon; Warsaw; Poland; Toronto; New York; Miami Beach; Heschl Klipfiscz; Yitzhak Klepfiscz; Warsaw Ghetto Uprising; National Council of Jewish Women; Holocaust Documentation Center; 1940s; 1930s; 1950s; 1960s; 1970s; 1980s; 1990s; 2000s; 2010s; Zionism; Reform; Conservative; Reconstructionist; Federation; Jewish Book Festival
Downloads: 16
[movies]Leo Melamed 13December2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)
Leo Melamed, child survivor of the Holocaust and former chairman of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, was interviewed by Christa Whitney in Glencoe, Illinois on December 13, 2012. This interview contains some Yiddish. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Leo Melamed Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Glencoe, Illinois, December 13,...
Keywords: Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Immigration; Migration; Theater; Press; Radio; Literature; Poetry; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; United States; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; children/grandchildren of (Yiddish personalities); Jewish community; Urban; Shtetl; Assimilation; Travel; Pesakh; Passover; Leo Melamed; Bialystok; Poland; Russia; Lithuania; Vilna; Vilne; Vilnius; Chicago; Groser Shul; Bund; Capitalism; Leninism; Socialism; Yidishism; Antizionism; Chicago Market Exchange; Dina Halpern; Avrom Sutzkever; Vladka Meed; Benjamin Meed; Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; Jewish culture; Yiddish; ybc; National Yiddish Book Center
Downloads: 17
[movies]Arthur Klein 12October2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Arthur Klein was interviewed by Christa Whitney on October 12, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center. Arthur Klein’s interview paints a vivid picture of early twentieth century life in Brownsville, Brooklyn, where he grew up. Arthur provides meticulous details about his childhood in Brownsville. He describes his grandparents as Jews from Russian who often spoke English, but occasionally slipped into Yiddish...
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Theater; Music; Film; Press; Radio; Career and Professional Life; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Western Europe; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Urban; Assimilation; Travel; Brownsville; Brooklyn; Florida; Japan; Italy; Asia; South Pacific; pearl Harbor; Tokyo Harbor; Naples; Roosevelt; Young at Heart Chorus; Depression; WWII; orthodox; Reform; Stickball; Catskills; Murder Inc; mafia; beauty school; Coney Island; Hair dresser; beauty salon; Navy; Arthur Klein; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 47
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